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Wal-Mart heirs, Et al

ol·i·gar·chy

[ol-i-gahr-kee]
noun, plural ol·i·gar·chies.
1. a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few.
2. a state or organization so ruled.
3. the persons or class so ruling.

Origin:
1570–80; < Medieval Latin oligarchia < Greek oligarchía. See olig-, -archy

"oligarchy." Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 27 Jan. 2014. Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/oligarchy.

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State Of The Union

The 6 Wal-Mart heirs are worth more than 48% of the American people. It's time for the minimum wage to be raised to AT LEAST $10 and more like $15! Obama should roll out some good ideas tomorrow night. What a JOKE to believe that everybody in this country has an equal chance for upward mobility.

The Republicans have uttered nothing, no words of worth or value for years. Just crap like Tradle of Florida (R) resigning for buying crack in a Fed sting.

Immigration
Global Warming
Infrastructure

What do the Repubs want? Repeal of the estate tax so we all can become bloody peasants again!

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yeah

I like her too. Also, she seems to have good sense to go with the talent.

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Grammies

Taylor Swift drives me into a wild tizsy! What a great young talented woman.

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Where is your awareness?

The World:
Sochi Winter Olympics: Likeliness of terrorism
Kiev, Ukraine: Weeks of protests turned violent. President wants to side with Russia
South Sudan: Hundreds of thousands killed based now on tribe instead of politics.
Syria: Stalemate in the war with no end in sight. No unification of the rebels means deadlock. Syrian refugees destabilizing the entire region.
Iran eases up on nuclear issue to talk

The US:
NSA rolls on with minors adjustments, no clemency for Snowden
Chris Christy does a belly flop in the Jersey mud.
Washington & Colorado: Smokem' while practicing with your AK-47
No extension on unemployment

I probably missed a lot of stuff, not paying much attention these days...

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@MikeE

I would definitely say that I am glibly optimistic w/o much evidence...

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NFC

49ers at Seahawks should be one for the ages. I've always been a fan of the NFC West for some reason and at least one of my teams will be in the SuperBowl.

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@Anna

Anna, I wasn't questioning whether Jang Song Thaek had been fed to a pack of starving dogs (although there are those who have questioned whether it went down that way), but rather I was saying that I didn't share your conclusion that "The human race is better than this and will eventually evolve." That's the claim for which I can find no evidence and that's what makes us human: we hope even when there is no reason to do so.

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@MikeE.

"I ♥ Non Sequuntur

> Kim Jong-Un's uncle was stripped naked and fed to 120 starving dogs as the tyrant watched on, a shocking report has claimed...The human race is better than this and will eventually evolve.

I wish I could agree with you, Anna, but there seems to be no evidence for your claim."

This was reported 24-48 hours ago by NBC news.

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You might very well be right, ME

I've been to S. Korea three times before and remember a medium-large sized city in the South named Kwang Jue. Maybe this whole thing was sloppy reporting but I have to believe that the 31 year old wouldn't engage in a diplomatic head-fake of that immensity.

Still, there is Arraratt, the N. Korean version of the Olympics on steroids. The Korean peninsula is tricky, acid-glazed kind of place.

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